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El Paso Museum of History

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Address: 510 N. Santa Fe Street, El Paso, TX
Phone Number: (915) 351-3588
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Established in 1974, this museum contains life-size exhibits depicting El...
Established in 1974, this museum contains life-size exhibits depicting El Paso's history.
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The museum is a good way to spend an hour exploring the history of El Paso. Admission is free every day except Monday when it is closed.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The museum is a good way to spend an hour exploring the history of El Paso. Admission is free every day except Monday when it is closed.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This was well laid out and covered a lot of history. Well documented with something for everyone The history of El Paso and the development of the USA was well shown with out to much emphasis on Texas

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I enjoyed the museum , never knew much about El Paso before. Really loved that is was free.... I would recommend it if you have 1 hour or less. great if you are already downtown.

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Milton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Same as the art museum, in a predominantly Cathloic area your open on Sunday's but not Monday's?! How backwards can you be, there isn't much to do here to begin with, thanks a lot El Paso.

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Red Deer, Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

There were a few good displays and quite a few filler pieces that didn't seem to have a cohesive flow.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I enjoyed this museum. It had a variety of interactive displays and the coolest thing to check out is the digital wall when you first come in. That makes it worth a visit all in its own!

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is a nice history museum with several interesting exhibits displaying the history of El Paso. It only takes an hour if you want to skim or two if you want to read and do everything. I particularly liked the time dial which shows on a big screen map the growth of El Paso from 1490 to present day. I... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Lots of in depth history of the culture, life, and beginning El Paso. Great presentation, and plenty of artifacts to explore.

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Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This museum is small, but gives a great little snapshot history and context for El Paso del Norte, as the city was once known. My favorite bit was the rotating display of the evolution of El Paso's geography, although the docent cautioned to be gentle with it since it was getting old. They had a whole section on oral history... More 

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Just like the art museum, it will take the average family about 30-60 minutes to see this museum. The fire exhibit is by far the best area of the museum. You will go once and probably never go back. I would have rated it poor, except admission is free.

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Additional Information about El Paso Museum of History

Address: 510 N. Santa Fe Street, El Paso, TX
Phone Number: (915) 351-3588
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  El Paso
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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